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worked, did his or her job according to their own expertise and it was just well organized. >> thanks for watching today. we'll see you back here tomorrow. "the lead" starts now. it would not have even been good enough to win a razzie award but the video was wrongly blamed for inciting the benghazi attacks anyway. i'm jake tapper. this is "the lead." the world lead, president obama, secretary of state hillary clinton and others blamed him for the deadly attacks on the compound in benghazi. they were wrong but he went to jail anyway for violating the terms of his parole. the mystery man behind the film "innocence of muslims." and they say their stop & frisk"
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policy fights crime. but they say the real crime is being black. and the money lead, it looks like the world has found a cure for its blackberry addiction. now you can't give these things away. what happened? >> good afternoon, everyone. welcome to "the lead." some movement on the terror case that paralyzed the nation. while dzhokhar tsarnaev is awaiting trial in a prison sell, two of his best friends were in court today, both 19-year-old natives of kazakhstan studying in the united states pleaded not guilty today to charges of obstruction of justice. they were arrested following the bombing after police said they took key evidence from tsarnaev's dorm room following
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the bombing. susan what can you tell us? >> jake, the hearing didn't last very long. this arraignment only went on for four minutes. both defendants pleading not. clearly what you have here are two points of view. the government maintains that the two young men in this case, 18, 19 years old, knew full well what they were doing when in the days after the bombing they got a text message from dzhokhar tsarnaev, went to his dorm room, took out a laptop, took away a back pack filled with leftover fireworks and threw them into a dumpsters. on the other hand, the defense attorney says the evidence is not as cut and dry as you might think, that these young men did not immediately recognize tsarnaev and didn't exactly know what this was all about when they threw these items out. i spoke with the lawyer for one
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of the young men. >> if there was no message or no end case or no knowledge to go to my room and clear it out, it's going to come out completely different from at that. we'll wee believe the evidence will show he's innocent and he'll able to return home to his family. >> if found guilty, both of these teen-agers face 20 years in prison at maximum and of course deportation. currently they're being held without bail on an immigration hold right now. families for both of them were in court today. they had a chance to meet with them in court. they get visitors once a week here. but in the end if in fact there is an attempt by the government to cut a deal, these lawyers aren't saying. not surprisingly they'd be happy to accept deportation as opposed to go to trial but they say they're ready to fight these charges. >> we see dzhokhar tsarnaev in
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court as well. what's the latest on his case? where do things stand? >> it was just a month ago when he was in this very same courthouse and quite a different scene here. there during that arraignment, the courtroom was filled with victims and victims' family members. in this case it did not appear there were any victims or their families present at this time. but that case is plodding along. this is the stage where both side goes on with discovery, for evidence and the government continues to gather evidence in their case against dzhokhar tsarnaev, who of course has pleaded guilty to killing three people and injuring so many others in that bombing. >> susan candiotti, thank you so much. also in world news, a world news exclusive. we wanted answers in the aftermath of the attack of the diplomatic post and annex in benghazi. four ambassadericans were kille including the ambassador.
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we wanted to know who did if and we were fed the same story over and over. >> there was a hateful video disseminated on the internet. >> a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the muslim world. >> to us, to me personally, this video is disgusting and reprehensible. >> yes, a crude and disgusting video called "innocence of muslims" was to blame for the attacks in benghazi, except of course that it was not. about a month after the attacks the state department admitted there were no protests in libya. it took over a year that the u.s. fired charges against the people. you know who the u.s. did have in custody until recently, the man who made "innocence of muslims." technically he was in prison for a parole violation but now he's out of prison and he's talking to "the lead." >> his name is mohamed.
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>> it was called "the innocence of muslims," a film that portrayed the prophet muhammed as a philanderer. despite early comments from president obama and other senior administration officials, th blaming the attacks on the filmmaker. just days before the attacks, he was called before a judge to discuss whether his role in making the movie violated the terms of his probation. he had previously served time on an unrelated bank fraud conviction. he ended up being sent back to prison. he was released last week and he currently lives in a halfway house, the location of which he
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does not want disclosed. i called him and asked him how he felt being blamed for the attacks in benghazi. >> i felt shocked. >> why? >> i never thought my movie could cause anyone trouble or anyone could get killed from my movie. >> do you think that the obama administration put new danger by blaming the attack on you? >> no comment. >> would you describe yourself as in danger? >> no comment. >> are you in hiding? >> the government is hiding me. >> i like president obama.
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like him personally. >> are you mad at hillary clinton for what she said about the movie? >> no comment. >> he said this about the obama administration. >> before you do anything, please think about it because you are responsible people. you are in a place -- you have to be responsible in it. >> when you say that, it sounds like you're saying the administration was irresponsible when they blamed the video. >> what you think? >> i think you think they were irresponsible. >> yes, of course. >> but officials about the obama administration were not the only ones complaining about the film. the actor involved said nakoula misled them and dubbed over their lines with more incendiary comments.
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>> when i was originally cast for the film, it was called "desert warriors" and mohamed and muslims was never mentioned. my whole life was turned upside down. >> is that true? >> nobody knew them before my movie. my movie made them famous, made them real actors. i try to explain it to them. i try to tell them about -- they didn't care. they care about two things, the check they received. number two, they need to be in front of the camera. it's producer right. >> nakoula says his film is against terrorism and does not feel any responsibility for the
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violent protests. >> my movie is not a religion movie, it's political more than religion. i never be against any religion. i am against terrorism culture. i am against the terrorism culture. i am against osama bin laden, i am against al zawahiri, i am against nidal hasan, i am against boston bomber. >> do you think islam is a religion that promotes terrorism in. >> no comment. >> he said he wishes that the boston bombers and nidal hasan had seen his film because he said his film would have convinced them not to carry out their terrorist acts. he also said he's working on a book. and now we're just learning the
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air force has failed a safety inspection. barbara starr joins us with more. how badly did they fail and how dangerous is this? >> reporter: it is a problem, no mistake about it, jake, for the u.s. air force. this is an air force wing in montana, about 150 minuteman interintercontinental ballistic missile. they will not tell us exactly what "tactical errors" were made that led to the fail mark on the inspection. they say the nuclear weapons were always safe. but, jake, this is the second of three wings, there's only three nuclear wings in the u.s. air force, two of them so far this year, this is number two, have failed security and safety inspections, another one earlier this year at minot, north dakota. in that case 17 members of the
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military were removed from their positions after that wing failed. so the big question here, i think people agree the nuclear weapons are safe, that's what the air force tells us. no indication they're not, but are procedures just getting lax in the nuclear community? >> what does this mean for national security? >> what it means for the pentagon and national security is the worry that some of these procedures, that some of the personnel are just getting lax in their nuclear operations. and, you know, there's very little room for error anywhere in the u.s. military but in nuclear weapons there is no room for error. the air force is very strict about this. if like one person is off duty when they should be on duty, that can lead to a fail mark in an inspection. it's that kind of detail. in nuclear weapons, you just
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can't have an error. jake? >> astounding. barbara starr, thank you so much. coming up on "the lead ", smart policy or violation of rights. will the judge's decision to overturn the city's stop & frisk rules affect you? when we made our commitment to the gulf, bp had two big goals: help the gulf recover and learn from what happened
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i'm tasking this independent group to step back and review our capabilities, especially our surveillance technologies. >> great idea. outside experts, independent group. so who is he going to get to create it? in a moment oemo this group, th independent group of outside experts will be established by none other than james clapper, president's director of national security. this group will brief their findings through clapper and make final recommendations through clapper. so just to be clear, the man who already oversees all of or spy agencies is now over seeing creating a panel to see if they're using those technologies appropriately. clapper testified to congress earlier this year about the nsa and that briefing did not go so well truthwise.
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>> does the nsa collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of americans? >> no, sir. >> it does not? >> not wittingly. >> not true. but it wasn't until after it was made clear his answer it was not true that clapper offered this answer to why he gave false testimony to congress. >> i responded in what i thought was the least untruthful manner by saying no. >> see how that works for you next time you take an oath to tell the truth. or take a page from our friend mr. costanza. >> jerry, just remember it's not a lie if you believe it. >> now, when asked how the president can justify having an independent review by outside
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expert being run by the guy running the spy program, it was explained they have to have appropriate clearances and accesses and says clapper will not get in the middle of their work. of course not. at least not wittingly. >> also in national news, you're walking on the street, not jay walking, not littering but a police officer spots you and thinks something is suspicious. the next thing you know, you're being stopped and frisked. that's been happening for years in new york city, or at least in parts of new york city. that has to change. a judge found it unconstitutional saying "the city adopted a policy of indirect racial profiling by
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targeting racially defined groups for stops based on local crime suspect data." new york city's mayor and police chief was taken aback. mayor michael bloomberg has vowed to fighting that ruling. >> if murder rates the last 11 years had been the same as the previous 11 years, more than 7,300 people who are alive today would be dead. >> there were more stops for suspicious activities in neighborhoods with higher crime because that's where the crime is. >> a few facts about new york city's stop & frisk policy. according to dennis smith, who consults for the nypd, in 1990 new york had 527,257 victims of serious crimes in in 2011 there were 106,064.
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in 1990, 2,262 murders, in 2011, 504 murders. but here's some more information that factored into yesterday's ruling. from 2004 to mid-2012, 4.4 million. in 2011 sand 2012, 87% were black and latino. in 20 1 -- 2011, 12% were charged with crimes. thank you for joining us. you were walking around at a parade in brooklyn in 2011. sprain what happened next. >> thanks for having me. myself and an aid were trying to go into an event we were invited to and found ourselves handcuffed and arrested,
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primarily we believe because of how we looked and people didn't believe we were who we said we were. i'm also not surprised that the mayor decided to decline to speak because they can't back up their numbers. so they play fuzzy math when it comes to numbers and like to pretend in large chunks that they've done things but what they don't tell you is the largest decline in that murder rate came before the mayor came into office. there is no correlation between the increased numbers of stops, more guns on the streets, less shootings, period. >> so what do you attribute the fact there has been this notable drop in murder and serious crime since the 90s? you think that stop & frisk is not the reason for it. then what is? >> we know that's not the reason for it, that's one. and the way they've been doing it, the profiling, is
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unconstitutional. the largest dropped happened between '90 and '98, when we had the least amount of stops and then right before the mayor came into office and then in 2003 where there was 160 some-odd stops, there were 597 murders. but in other years, 2006, that murder rate went up. and such and so forth. if you look at these numbers, really you'll see there are years where we had less stops and we had also less shootings. if you look at the past six months where everything is down, murder rate, shootings and stops, we attribute it to good police work, like operation crew cut, like impact zones, to good community work like man-up inc., sos, community involvement funding going to where it's needed. we infuse some of the highest crime areas with resources. those things to the have been doing what the mayor is trying
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to claim has been done with stop & frisk. >> we only have a little bit time. one explanation i read as to why this policy works is because you have individuals in high-crime areas, which for a whole bunch of socioeconomic reasons we don't have to get into now are often minority neighborhoods and when you are stopping and frisking people all the time who look suspicious, people who would carry guns tend to not carry them anymore. police say some of these guns for gangs and other groups, they have community areas where they stash these guns and they're not walking around with gun, hence the crime rate, shooting rate has been reduced. you're saying that's just not true? >> it's false. the murder rate was slashed long before the mayor came into office. two, if you look at their own stats, only 16% of people have been stopped for descriptions. and if you can pretend that
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violating the constitution was okay, you can look at the areas in the city that are not high-crime areas and still in those areas they're still stopping black and hispanics and, lastly, you have in many years were more likely to get a gun or a weapon off of someone who was white who was stopped and still they decided stop more black and latinos. no matter how you slice this up, it doesn't work. unfortunately we have an arrogant mayor that instead of coming to a table now has a federal mayor and community safety -- >> we have to wrap it up there. thank you so much for joining us. coming up in the sports lead, a fan tragically falls to his death from the upper deck of turner field. and now blackberry is begging someone to buy the company. what does that mean if you're
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welcome back to "the lead." it's time for our money lead. remember when blackberries were lovingly called crackberries because we were so addicted to them? >> blackberry has had a disappointing period of sales of its latest smartphone. it's been on the decline for years. tech watchers say the company never quite recovered from apple and other companies invading its
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market. blackberry on monday said it's putting itself up for sale or considering a joint venture. is there anyone out there who might buy it? joining me to talk about the future of blackberry it tech expert katie linendahl. is that what happened? they were too late to try to innovate? >> you hit the nail on the head. consumers expect innovation and technology to accelerate at a very fast pace, especially when it comes to smartphone technology. blackberry sat back and became complacent and they got passed by android and apple. in a matter of seconds if you
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don't innovate quickly, you quickly can see as we see with blackberry their demise. >> i used to be a blackberry guy until december/january i got my first iphone. the thing that kept me clinging to my blackberry for so long was the superiority of the keyboard, which the iphone still cannot match. >> i am with you but i still am on contract with my blackberry. i only use it for its keyboard. i'm cashing this in for a samsung any day now. the cons outweigh the pros now. in terms of gaining customers, anyone going after blackberry is not pulling in a huge client base. blackberry was known for their business sector but then we saw brands like yeahoo! halliburton they all started dropping
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blackberry quickly. they are known for mobile security. and there is value for intellectual property. anyone picking up blackberry will acquire a number of patents. it's a matter of getting it at a cheap price. they should have sold two years ago. >> great stuff. let's check in with our political panel in the green room. if you want to get famous or infamous as a rodeo clown, a surefire way do it is to put on a president obama mask and put a broom handle to an improper use. and now that rodeo clown has been banned for life. donna brazile, was this just a clown being a clown or something else going on? >> it was offensive. it harkened back to those days where we had that comical
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and save on refills at advaircopd.com. welcome back to "the lead." now it's time for the politics lead. you want to know if hillary clinton is really running for president in 2016? just ask anthony weiner. he expertly fielded a question about his wife, who has a relationship with the former secretary of state. >> do you know what her role in hillary's 2016 campaign is going to be? >> i do. >> and what will it be? >> i'm not telling you. >> hmm. well, that would kind of suggest that she's running, wouldn't it? let's bring in our panel, donna brazile, and susan page.
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how annoyed do you think the clintons are with anthony weiner right now? >> i don't think it's on the charts right now. >> it's off the charts? >> i think it's off the charts. anthony weiner will likely soon be history. i don't think anybody is going to take him seriously. i don't want to call him the establishment because he's now running against the establishment. voters have some excellent choices up there. i'm sure they will pick a winner and it will not be anthony wean person. >> use sean, yesterday former secretary of state clinton got political, she talked about the voter i.d. laws and the one the north carolina governor signed into law this week. how much do you think this is part of a plan for her to continue to have a political future in the 2016 race? >> i think she's keeping her name out there, easy for her to do because any time she speaks, she gets a crowd, she gets news media. it seems to me she's leaving the
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door open. not necessary yet for her to decide because she can raise money in a snap. she can get the attention and the endorsements in a minute. but it seems pretty clear to me she is making it possible for her to make a run, which i assume she's going to do. >> it's not like she walked outside and had a conversation with a friend. you fly to san francisco, you talk about voter i.d. laws. this is like opening the door a little bit. >> it's just like what bill clinton did before his run in 1992. she has another one coming up on national security. i think this is laying the groundwork for the campaign we assume is going to follow. >> in north carolina the governor pat mccrory defended the law, signed it into law. here is what the governor had to say. >> democrats and republicans joined together to require a valid governor-issued photo i.d.
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to buy sudafed at your local corner drugstore. our right to vote deserves similar protection. >> a lot of people think that's prepostero preposterous, like comparing a right guaranteed enshrined in the constitution with the right to buy a drug that, this is a reason to disenfranchise voters. >> i think the challenge is when you're putting forward a voter i.d. law, can you also make the case that you're allowing folks to get an i.d., free, very easily, so that you're not on the wrong side of that balance between how do you protect voter integrity, plus how do you protect people's right to vote. >> right off the bat, kristen, college students with their college i.d.s issued in the state of north carolina will not be eligible to go out and register to vote.
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and also out of state i.d.s. the problem with voter i.d., jake, is something i learned back in florida of 2000. what form of i.d.? my own sister had to show three forms of i.d. to vote, her driver's license, voter i.d. card and a utility bill. it becomes a poll tax because you don't know what form of i.d. the governor will action -- >> poll tax? how do you say it's a poll tax? >> jake, when is the last time you had your driver's license renewed? it's $25, $30, $35 depending what state you're in. they're expensive, by the way. they're not cheap. >> that's why you allow another i.d. that's free and easy to get that's permissible. >> and why restrict the amount of times citizens can go out and vote? he restricted it for 17 days where people who are working two jobs just need to go and vote.
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of course this governor didn't read the bill before he signed it and now it's down to ten days. >> we didn't have time to do the missouri rodeo clown. i'll have to you have guys back to talk about it. thank you so much for being here. coming up, the first lady goes where no first lady has gone before. i'm talking about michelle obama and her hip hop album. that's coming up in the pop lead. ♪ norfolk southern what's your function? ♪ ♪ hooking up the country helping business run ♪ ♪ trains! they haul everything, safely and on time. ♪ tracks! they connect the factories built along the lines. and that means jobs, lots of people, making lots and lots of things. let's get your business rolling now, everybody sing. ♪ norfolk southern what's your function? ♪ ♪ helping this big country move ahead as one ♪
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welcome back to "the lead." now it's time for the pop culture lead. hollywood has not always been very good at predicting the
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future. this was supposed to be the decade when we all got flying cars. at least according to "back to the future 2." believe it or not, we may be much closer to this than to delorians in the sky. in "elysium", the difference between matt damon being able to save the world and fail is this x-o skeleton. it's technology that turns the metallic frame into a costume that boosts you beyond human capability. and of course matt damon is just the latest star to try on a super suit. iron man and nintendo's metro
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has one. sigourney weaver stomped around in this in "alien." it's no wonder that real life p prototypes have been around for decades. check out this one from the 1960s. april cording to the manual it could help you lift 1,500 pounds. but it also weighed 1,500 pounds. you would literally need one to lift one. fast forward to today and the suit has gotten much more sophisticat sophisticated. there one, dubbed the hulk, is built by lockheed martin. this super technology is used to help people like michael gore. >> if i have it on and i want to stand up, i stand up. >> though gore has been paralyzed from the waist down ever since a horrific workplace accident, he can now move around
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with this device, which enables him to stand erect and move forward without his wheelchair. >> it is an emotional boost to be able to stand up and talk to someone. >> using gyro scopes and sensor technology, today's suits are much more intuitive than their predecessors'. >> the control of the device mimics what you and i do when we walk normally. the next frontier will be how we control it so the human/machine interfact, do we tap right into the neural network of the brain? >> and parker, the company behind the technology -- >> when you see someone stand up and you see not only their reaction or their reaction, many times have i to leave the room because i can feel myself getting choked up over it. >> right now worldwide there are just a handful of patients using the indigo models in clinical
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trials, all are at the shepard center in atlanta. but it is not the only models. companies like rewalk are evolving suits at such a pace that the elysium model may be outdated. >> it's hard not to imagine a future where we'll be able to restore mobility to the point where a wheelchair will be a thing of the past. i wouldn't be surprised to see it in the next ten years. >> now you got it. >> they note they hope to eventually makes exo skeletons so exo, make them more streamlined. >> the first lady always wants children to exercise and stay healthy.
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this sets songs to a hip hop track. it will have healthy diddies like "you what are you eat" and "veggie love." i'm not sure if fat joe got an invite. i'm guessing not. will mrs. obama be kicking some flows? no, she won't. but she will appear in the music videos. >> i don't know if you know this but he's kind of a big deal, knows all about writing, has already leather bound books. now ron burgundy is writing a memoir. a publisher has announced it acquired the rights to the new book called "let me off at the top." it's not clear how much will feral wife ellen ferrafe
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welcome back to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. in money news, washington ain't cheap, especially when you're an unpaid intern on capitol hill. but one person is crowd sourcing her way to the capital. >> calling all benefactors, would you spare a nickel to pay for this intern's expenses while see interned for harry reed this
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fall? otherwise she says she will miss out on this once in a lifetime chance to take advantage of this crucial career move without loans. ironic because plenty of lawmakers here are constantly fighting to raise the federal minimum wage. but in their own offices they're not even paying some of their hardest workers. >> only congress among anybody in the federal government, only congress is allowed to use unpaid interns because they've explic explicitly written an exemption for themselves into the law. z >> it's not just washington looking for free labor. lots of those hollywood internships don't pay either. he worked on "the black swan" and later sued because he say it was not fair. >> the vast majority of people cannot work for free or have the parents afford to have their children work for free. >> but michael saltzman warns
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mandating internships be paid could rob everyone of experience. >> it's crucial we maintain a situation where interns don't have to be paid. if do you have a situation like that, you have employers who may decide it's not worth the hassle. >> reporter: and these jobs are not all full of copies, coffee and mail rooms. one intern asked a question at the white house briefing and serve reached fame for sprinting right out of the supreme court with copies of crucial rulings. even if it's not quite that glamorous, there's pressure just to get one. >> all i hear from the career center at the school is internships are a necessary thing these days or you are way, way behind. >> how much has harry's intern raised so far? about half of hour goal, which is about $6,400 and that's to survive in four months in washington. that's a lot more than i made when i was interning several
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times. >> you deserved every penny. erin mcmike, thank you so much. >> what were these red sox players doing off the field? stay with us. in the world, but you had to leave right now, would you go? man: 'oh i can't go tonight' woman: 'i can't.' hero : that's what expedia asked me. host: book the flight but you have to go right now. hero: (laughs) and i just go? this is for real right? this is for real? i always said one day i'd go to china, just never thought it'd be today. anncr: we're giving away a trip every day. download the expedia app and your next trip could be on us. expedia, find yours. starts with freshly-made pasta, and 100% real cheddar cheese. but what makes stouffer's mac n' cheese best of all. that moment you enjoy it at home. stouffer's. made with care for you or your family. glass on floors. daily chores. for the little mishaps you feel use neosporin to help you heal. it kills germs so you heal four days faster.
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welcome back to "the lead."
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our sports lead isn't so much about a sport as it is a about a spectator. an atlanta braves fan fell 65 the upper deck. ronald homer landed in the parking lot and died from his injuries. police say it looks like an accident. they say it's too early to tell if homer had been drinking but his parents have some idea about what happened. they say his son was about 6'7" tall and that the rails in the upper deck were not high enough to protect him. the braves will have a moment of silence for homer before tonight's game. what do you do on your day off? a few of the boston red sox, they just couldn't stay away from the game in their only off day in weeks. three players behind home play watching the a's take on the blue jays yesterday. a chance to check out their upcoming opponents, a chance to
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jaw at their opponents? i now turn you over to wolf blitzer who brought "the situation room" to atlanta today. mr. blitzer. thanks very much. breaking news. they're supposed to be ready for missile strikes against targets worldwide but are they ready? a critical u.s. unit fails a key inspection. >> the federal government files suit to block creation of the world's largest airline. what's behind the surprise move? >> and anthony weiner just revealed hillary clinton's own political plans. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room."